The main purpose of the course is to give students the ability to add BI techniques to Excel data analysis. The course goes beyond the capabilities of tables and charts and uses Pivot Charts, the Excel Data Model, and Power BI.COURSE OBJECTIVES:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Explore and extend a classic Excel dashboard.
Explore and extend an Excel data model.
Pre-format and import a .CSV file.
Import data from a SQL Server database
Import data from a report.
Create measures using advanced DAX functions.
Create data visualizations in Excel.
Create a Power BI dashboard with Excel.
Data Analysis in Excel
- Classic Data Analysis with Excel
- Excel Pivot Tables
- Limitations of Classic Data Analysis
- Lab : Building a Classic Excel Dashboard
The Excel Data Model
- Using an Excel Data Model
- Lab : Explore an Excel Data Model
Importing Data from Files
- Importing Data into Excel
- Shaping and Transforming Data
- Loading Data
- Lab : Importing Data from a CSV File
Importing Data from Databases
- Available Data Sources
- Previewing, Shaping, and Transforming Data
- Table Relationships and Hierarchies
- Loading Data
- Lab : Import Data from Multiple Sources
Importing Data from Excel Reports
- Importing Data from Excel Reports
- Transforming Excel report Data
- Lab : Importing Data from a Report
Creating and Formatting Measures
- Advanced DAX Functions
- Lab : Creating Measures using Advanced DAX Functions
Visualizing Data in Excel
- Pivot Charts
- Cube Functions
- Charts for Cube Functions
- Lab : Data Visualization in Excel
Using Excel with Power BI
- Power BI
- Uploading Excel Data to Power BI
- Power BI Mobile App
- Lab : Creating a Power BI Dashboard with Excel
This course is intended for students who are experienced with analyzing data with Excel and who wish to add BI techniques.
The course will likely be attended by SQL Server report creators who are interested in alternative methods of presenting data.